Looking to win big? The Lions and Colonels face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Colonels are hosting the game at Baptist Health Arena in Richmond, KY. The odds for this Atlantic Sun conference game currently have Eastern Kentucky as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

NORTH ALABAMA LIONS VS EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -6.5

This game will be played at Baptist Health Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-67 in favor of the Colonels.
  • Not only will Eastern Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will North Alabama Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Heading into their 28th game of the year, North Alabama, who has only played road games this season, comes in with a 13-14 record. In terms of their ATS performance, North Alabama sits below .500 with a 12-13 record. Over their last ten games this season, North Alabama has gone 2-3 against the spread.

In 27 games, North Alabama comes in with an over/under mark of 13-11-1, with their games averaging 151.8 points per game. When analyzing the Lions’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 146 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

The Lions’ offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76.9 points per contest. Jacari Lane is leading the team in scoring at 15.1 points per contest. KJ Johnson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.7 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the North Alabama defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. North Alabama’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Austin Peay offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 87 points.

Can Eastern Kentucky Live Up to the Hype at Home?

After defeating Bellarmine by a score of 75-65 in their previous game, Eastern Kentucky now holds a 15-11 overall record. In away games, the Colonels have a 5-8 record this season, compared to a 7-3 record when playing at home. Eastern Kentucky has a solid ATS record of 13-10, sitting above .500. When playing away from home, the Colonels are 7-6 vs. the spread, while they are 6-4 ATS at home.

Up to this point, games involving Eastern Kentucky have had an average of 154.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 151.7 points. Their over/under record is 11-12-0. The Colonels’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 155 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Eastern Kentucky offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Bellarmine. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.3%, and they made 9 threes. Leland Walker is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Isaiah Cozart brings a PPG average of 15.6 into the game.

Currently, the Colonels’ defense holds the 276th rank in the nation, allowing 76.4 points per game. The Eastern Kentucky defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 65 points and allowed Bellarmine to connect on 6 threes.